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    Hi!
    Ladies n Gentlemen, I rcv a mail n found the contents meaningful so i am sharing this wif all of you! The i here is not me n i din write it!

    Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people.

    1. - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.

    During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious
    student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
    Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade. "Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello." I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

    2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain

    One night, at11:30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.
    A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance, and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached..It read:"Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along.Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away... God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others."

    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Nat King Cole.

    3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve.

    In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him."How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked. "Fifty cents," replied the waitress.The little boy pulled is hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it."Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired. By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient."Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.The little boy again counted his coins."I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish,were two nickels and five pennies..You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.

    4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.

    In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of theking's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand! Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

    5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...

    Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did,seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".Being young, the little boy had misunderstood
    the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.

    Most importantly.................. "Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like you do when nobody's watching."
    NOW more than ever - Peace...Pass It On.....
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    Wow!

    Your post made my day...

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    this email has been circulating since my sec 1 days...:bsmile: but no harm sharing again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wowee View Post
    Wow!

    Your post made my day...
    U r welcome!
    IT made my day too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    this email has been circulating since my sec 1 days...:bsmile: but no harm sharing again
    Haahahaha...Good mails as these gt no time limits! n this is my first time reading oso!

    For those who have read before can treat it as ... err... refresher course?

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    i like the little boy eating icecream story
    btw, how much is a penny and a nickel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein View Post
    i like the little boy eating icecream story
    btw, how much is a penny and a nickel?
    penny = 1 cent
    nickel = not too sure, it is either 5 cents or 10 cents; but most likely should be 5 cents.

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    From Wikipedia:
    A penny (pl. pence or pennies) is a unit of currency or a coin used in several English-speaking countries:

    1/100 of the British Pound Sterling, the Irish pound the Gibraltar Pound, the Falkland Pound, or a coin with that value: see history of the English penny.
    1/240 of the British pound sterling or Irish pound prior to February 15, 1971, of the Pound Scots prior to 1707, and also the pre-decimalisation currencies of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa (1/12 of the shilling), or a coin of that value.
    a standard but unofficial name for the one-cent coin in the United States and in Canada, worth 1/100 of the dollar: see penny (U.S. coin), penny (Canadian coin). This word is not used by the United States Mint or the Royal Canadian Mint; they use cent.
    In the USA and Canada, "penny" is normally used to refer to the coin; the quantity of money is a "cent". Elsewhere in the English-speaking world, the plural of "penny" is "pence" when referring to a quantity of money and "pennies" when referring to a number of coins. Thus a coin worth five times as much as one penny is worth five pence, but "five pennies" means five coins, each of which is a penny. Similarly, in the United States and Canada, a coin worth five times the value of a penny is worth "five cents", but "five pennies" means five one-cent coins, and the plural form pence is not used.

    In Canada, "penny" referred to pence coinage until 1859, since there was a coin with the word "penny" on it (for the singular of pence). This name stuck even when the word "penny" was removed from the coin. Like their US counterparts, the Royal Canadian Mint and the Federal Government of Canada officially refer to the coin as a "one-cent coin".

    When dealing with British or Irish (pound) money, amounts of the decimal "new pence" less than 1 may be suffixed with "p", as in 2p, 5p, 26p, 72p. Pre-1971 amounts of less than 1/- (one shilling) were denoted with a "d" which derived from the term "denarius", as in 2d, 6d, 10d. The lettering "new pence" was changed to "pence" on British decimal coinage in 1982. Irish pound decimal coinage only used "p" to designate units (possibly as this sufficed for both the English word "pence", and Irish form "pingin").

    In 2004, 530,110,000 English pennies were issued, according to the Royal Mint.

    Nickel duno

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    your post make my day!!

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    Lovely stories to make us wholesome.

    I believe the stories originated from the usa. IIRC:
    1 cent (penny), 5 cents (nickel), 10 cents (dime), and 25 cents (quarter).

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